When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place (psalm 8:3 ESV)
God does not have fingers or toes. It was not until Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born in the likeness of sinful man that any could say God had a body. He who eternally owns the essential character of God took upon Himself the outward appearance of a man with all of the inward characteristics which make a human, human.
“Though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:6-8 ESV).
Though the Psalmist, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is speaking about God, the Son, He is also exclaiming about the ultimate work of God in creation. That the Son of God introduced Himself into creation, taking on a corporeal body, does not lessen the fantastic nature of a Spiritual Being creating a physical universe. Assigning to God human characteristics allows us to poetically understand an inconceivable God.
When Moses performed miracles before Pharaoh and his magicians, they declared the miracles were from the finger of God. “The magicians tried by their secret arts to produce gnats, but they could not. So there were gnats on man and beast. Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, ‘This is the finger of God.’ But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he would not listen to them, as the LORD had said” (Exodus 8:18-19 ESV). They understood, but Pharaoh did not. When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, He gave tablets of stone written by the finger of God. “And he gave to Moses, when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God” (Exodus 31:18 ESV). Moses recognized that God had written His words. “And the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words that the LORD had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly” (Deut. 9:10 ESV).
Jesus cast a demon out of a man before a crowd of people. The man who had the demon was mute. Once the demon was gone, the man who was mute began to speak. People marveled at the miracles of Jesus. But, not everyone who saw what He did stood in awe. Some, mostly the Jewish religious leaders who hated Jesus, questioned Him and His ability to work miracles. In this instance they suggested Jesus was working under the power and at the direction of Satan. Jesus confronts their wrong thinking.
“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. (Luke 11:17-20 ESV)
Artists, musicians, craftsmen, surgeons and others work, using their experience and skills, through their hands. When God created the heavens and the earth, His creation was perfect but not complete. God, created people in His image, giving them tools needed to grow in the intimate knowledge of Him and to shape the world into a beautiful garden. Hearts and minds working through the fingers, touching and molding, sculpting and creating, fixing and healing, make that which is good very good (Genesis 1:31). God works in His creation. He especially works in those who are His, preparing them for eternity. The finger of God is on everything and in every minute detail of our lives. Some have said that we are His greatest creation. If so, then everything about us that is fit for eternity is made so by God.